Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans and many are on the rise. Here’s what they mean for you, writes Rebecca Reynolds.


We need to stop fussing over macronutrients and think about foods, writes Rosemary Stanton.

The assumption that the growing ranks of overweight and obese are not sufficiently motivated to lose weight may be wrong, with research suggesting low health literacy is the culprit, writes Mark Harris.


Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research.


How much food your dining companion eats can have a big influence on how much you consume, a UNSW-led study concludes.



Also known as the Cave Man Diet or the Stone Age Diet, the Palaeo Diet is based on the notion that we should eat as our ancestors did. Scientific fact or fiction? See what UNSW's evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe has to say in this latest episode of How Did We Get Here?


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From vegan and sugar free to Paleo and the just plain wrong. UNSW academics help you sift through the diet hype.


Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, a UNSW animal study has found.

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For those embarking on a long-term change in diet, it is important to recognise that we are not slaves to our desires, writes Amy Reichelt.

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Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on cognitive ability with impaired memory and brain inflammation after just a week, UNSW research finds.